verb (used without object), ges·tic·u·lat·ed, ges·tic·u·lat·ing.
verb (used with object), ges·tic·u·lat·ed, ges·tic·u·lat·ing.
- gestatorial chair,
Origin of gesticulate
Examples from the Web for gesticulated
He was a little goofy looking and gesticulated a lot, but he was sweet and had theories about a million things, especially her.
All these spectators chattered and gesticulated vehemently; nor could anything exceed their emotion.With an Ambulance During the Franco-German War|Charles Edward Ryan
Supporters of both sides declaimed and gesticulated vehemently.Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking
At the weak spots he had gesticulated convincingly and digressed upon his health.
Word Origin for gesticulate
c.1600, from Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari "to gesture, mimic," from gesticulus "a mimicking gesture," diminutive of gestus "gesture, carriage, posture" (see gest). Related: Gesticulated; gesticulating.